(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although I haven’t read the first book in this series, I still found this one more or less easy to follow. It was interesting to read and put me in mind of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
It was interesting to see the differences between Dielle and Louie, though I couldn’t really see how Dielle was supposed to be Louie. Presumably, there were some things that Dielle knew on a subconscious level from Louie, but I would have liked to see more of them interacting together.
The concept of Sis wasn’t really unique, but I liked seeing how everyone was connected through the computer system. And it was cool to see Sis interacting with the different characters. Some of the acronyms were a bit amusing, I felt.
I didn’t really like Kiki’s character. I did only get to see her in this book, so she could have been a nicer person in book one… but I really felt that she was only out for herself in this.
I liked Dielle more than I did Louie. It was good to see Dielle trying to learn about the culture he’d found himself in. He almost came across as quite an innocent character. And it was a bit sad to see that he was unable to continue with the band.
It was good to see something of the different cultures on the ship, but I found it a bit confusing about how they all fit on there and how parts of the atmosphere could be so different. I was emotionally invested enough in Dielle to become upset on his behalf when he was taken… no matter that he was able to deal with the situation. It was interesting to see the other people through his eyes, but I would have liked more background and history to everything.
I did think there was a lot happening in this book and it was somewhat difficult to follow all of the events. There were a few amusing parts in this book and I did find it entertaining to read. I liked getting a glimpse into this world and although the ending was a bit confusing, it triggered my interest in seeing more of the world and in learning the history of the characters.